Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS announced today that they will offer free food to every TSA employee working without pay throughout the partial government shutdown at their family-friendly Rock & Brews Restaurants nationwide.
"We are proud to operate restaurants at airports and respect the diligent, hard work of each and every TSA employee to ensure the safety of travelers," said Simmons and Stanley in a joint statement. "They touch our lives daily, and as long as they are working without pay, the least we can do is provide them with a delicious meal to show our support."
Whether you believe that this last hurrah really is the end... or that KISS has become bigger than its members and will live on with other performers wearing the iconic makeup, 2019 is going to be an important year for the band as KISS (in their current form) will embark on their final tour ever. After an epic 45 year career, KISS made the initial announcement last month on NBC’s America’s Got Talent and today comes news with the first set of dates and cities in North America, produced by Live Nation. Check out the details and tour trailer below!
I still remember the first time I saw KISS - it was on television, probably around 1980 or so, and I was at my cousin's house. I thought they were bizarre - but I was only four or so, and my mastery of The Force knowledge of rock was still a long way off. Decades later, KISS still puts on a Hell of a show, and on August 26th a new concert film is bringing them back into our homes with the Eagle Rock Entertainment release of KISS ROCKS VEGAS - available in several configurations, including the audio-only on vinyl, digital and CD. Today comes an extended clip of "Rock and Roll All Nite" - check it out!
There's an L.A.-based duo called SNAKED (Hugh Myrone and Depressed Teenager) that just debuted a new single called "Paul Stanley" via NestHQ, and it's worth a listen. They're calling it RDM (Rockstar Dance Music), and over the top of the beats and riffs sits the onstage banter of the KISS vocalist for which the song is named. There's a couple of "Ohs" and "Woos" that sound more like VAN HALEN's David Lee Roth from the famed "Running With the Devil" acapella takes, but it's a tune all about Paul. Check it out below...
Back in 2003, KISS made a special appearance on the Halloween episode of WHAT'S NEW, SCOOBY DOO? to help the Mystery, Inc. gang thwart a haunting. Now, more than a decade later, there's an all-new movie on the way, with SCOOBY-DOO AND KISS: ROCK AND ROLL MYSTERY arriving on Digital HD (July 10) and DVD & Blu-ray (July 21) via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. Earlier today the first trailer made its debut over at USA Today, and there's plenty to dig, but it's also a little odd that they're actually using SIMPLE PLAN's 2002-era theme song. Check it out...
Well this comes out of left field, yet could be a home run. Yes, I'm feeling punny tonight, but after coaching a full season of Pee Wee Baseball this year, I'm still in a sorta ballpark vibe, and when news slid into Rock Father HQ about a partnership between KISS and Major League Baseball, you can bet I was interested. Epic Rights (rep for KISS) teamed with MLP licensee Liquid Blue for a new clothing line called PLAY BALL WITH KISS. The initial run of mashup t-shirts features the iconic band as players for a dozen MLB teams, all themed around the DRESSED TO KILL album art.